Mentzer, Frank

Mentzer, Frank

July 25, 2015 Off By Jenny Meara

Frank is an Old School gamer best known for writing five D&D rule sets (Basic, Expert, Companion, Masters, and Immortals) and other D&D products with his friend and co-author Gary Gygax. Frank was at TSR from 1980 to 1986, which published tens of millions of copies of his works. Other notable creations include the legendary Temple of Elemental Evil (with Gygax) and the game version of Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

After spending 1990-2010 in other business, in 2012 Frank started Eldritch Enterprises with some well-known friends. Various life issues put that ‘on hold’ in 2016, so now Frank has a new “Design House” and is pursuing many cooperative projects, working with several existing Publishers in the industry.  For 34 years Frank has been a game auctioneer at the world’s largest game auction (at GenCon, the world’s largest game convention, of course). Frank responds to Q&A on Facebook and at The Piazza (links below).

 Frank is happily married, was once a professional musician, and has always had a dog.